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wendyredredrobin

10 days into the window

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And nothing seems to be materialising.  Apparently we have made an offer for a Slovenian no. 9 and either Arsenal or Eddie Nketiah can't make up their mind.

Are we going to have to play the whole of January before any deal is done and will it be a L2 striker or another French striker with lead boots.  Was hoping for some news a week ago.

The good news is that Benik Afobe is on the mend and may be back a bit earlier than we were expecting.

We need a striker and some points desperately.

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21 minutes ago, wendyredredrobin said:

And nothing seems to be materialising.  Apparently we have made an offer for a Slovenian no. 9 and either Arsenal or Eddie Nketiah can't make up their mind.

Are we going to have to play the whole of January before any deal is done and will it be a L2 striker or another French striker with lead boots.  Was hoping for some news a week ago.

The good news is that Benik Afobe is on the mend and may be back a bit earlier than we were expecting.

We need a striker and some points desperately.

But Lee is still spinning his plates!!

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31 minutes ago, wendyredredrobin said:

And nothing seems to be materialising.  Apparently we have made an offer for a Slovenian no. 9 and either Arsenal or Eddie Nketiah can't make up their mind.

Are we going to have to play the whole of January before any deal is done and will it be a L2 striker or another French striker with lead boots.  Was hoping for some news a week ago.

The good news is that Benik Afobe is on the mend and may be back a bit earlier than we were expecting.

We need a striker and some points desperately.

Good job we are interested in about 200 strikers then,wouldn’t take much notice of what you read online and especially in our transfer forum where people edge there bets and say he’s coming then say at the last minute there was a glitch,any Tom Dick or Kid could say that 

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Just have to accept that January incoming players normally means Feb by the time they set foot on the pitch. 

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I know, but I thought the groundwork was going on behind the scenes at the back end of last year and that something would be ready once the window opened.

With our current form, I'm feeling that it will be too late to matter by February.

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2 minutes ago, wendyredredrobin said:

I know, but I thought the groundwork was going on behind the scenes at the back end of last year and that something would be ready once the window opened.

With our current form, I'm feeling that it will be too late to matter by February.

Not at all, these things take time,

it just doesn’t happen over night, even if we had a bid accepted in the next 10 minutes contract talks could take 2 weeks

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7 minutes ago, Monkeh said:

Not at all, these things take time,

it just doesn’t happen over night, even if we had a bid accepted in the next 10 minutes contract talks could take 2 weeks

That is true regarding a permanent transfer but a loan not so much

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Won't be top of the pile in terms of attractiveness if the club want to sign the best targets.

Other movements most likely before any players sign for us.

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2 minutes ago, joe jordans teeth said:

That is true regarding a permanent transfer but a loan not so much

Maybe a few seasons ago with a loan when it was just that and fees weren’t involved but these days,

you’ve got percentages of wages and contract bonuses to negotiate, non-playing fees and god knows what else that goes into it these days

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27 minutes ago, CotswoldRed said:

Just have to accept that January incoming players normally means Feb by the time they set foot on the pitch. 

Then need time to gel , etc. !!
 

 

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3 minutes ago, kivsy said:

Then need time to gel , etc. !!
 

 

If it’s one or two then it’s not so bad kiv,

but the turnover we have had pre-season Is bloody stupid, and needs to stop

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16 minutes ago, Monkeh said:

Maybe a few seasons ago with a loan when it was just that and fees weren’t involved but these days,

you’ve got percentages of wages and contract bonuses to negotiate, non-playing fees and god knows what else that goes into it these days

That is easy to sort out on a loan deal when essentially he’s not going to be your player at the end of the day,you either give it a yes or no if it doesn’t suit you,permanent deals are a different matter 

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1 hour ago, Monkeh said:

And not much is happening anywhere and generally little happens until the last week of the window

If this is the case, then they might as well reduce the window from one month to one week.

Edited by The Gasbuster

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Not really bothered tbh.  No ‘Wonder signing’ is going to propel us to the playoffs and we’re not going down with this squad.  Save the money until the summer.

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9 minutes ago, RumRed said:

Not really bothered tbh.  No ‘Wonder signing’ is going to propel us to the playoffs and we’re not going down with this squad.  Save the money until the summer.

Spot on,give the new manager(hopefully) all the money to have a go

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28 minutes ago, The Gasbuster said:

If this is the case, then they might as well reduce the window from one month to one week.

You really should learn how transfers work in the real world instead of football manager

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52 minutes ago, RumRed said:

Not really bothered tbh.  No ‘Wonder signing’ is going to propel us to the playoffs and we’re not going down with this squad.  Save the money until the summer.

Dunno if we should throw in the towel yet.

What are we, 3-4 points off the playoffs? A good striker on loan, in the middle of a reasonable run of games, would help us on the pitch, give us a lift off it- that combined with a possible tie vs Liverpool in front of the cameras, it's possible to get a run going again- it's a very congested race for the playoffs.

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2 hours ago, Monkeh said:

Not at all, these things take time,

it just doesn’t happen over night, even if we had a bid accepted in the next 10 minutes contract talks could take 2 weeks

Do we or anyone else need to wait until 1st Jan to actually speak to clubs, players or agents?

 

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26 minutes ago, INCRED said:

Do we or anyone else need to wait until 1st Jan to actually speak to clubs, players or agents?

 

Exactly,people make out it’s only during the window when contact is made which we all know is clearly nonsense 

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2 hours ago, Monkeh said:

You really should learn how transfers work in the real world instead of football manager

Whereas you know about all the intricacies ,of course.

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5 hours ago, wendyredredrobin said:

And nothing seems to be materialising.  Apparently we have made an offer for a Slovenian no. 9 and either Arsenal or Eddie Nketiah can't make up their mind.

Are we going to have to play the whole of January before any deal is done and will it be a L2 striker or another French striker with lead boots.  Was hoping for some news a week ago.

The good news is that Benik Afobe is on the mend and may be back a bit earlier than we were expecting.

We need a striker and some points desperately.

 

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